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Research Journal of Science and Technology
Year : 2018, Volume : 10, Issue : 2
First page : ( 140) Last page : ( 144)
Print ISSN : 0975-4393. Online ISSN : 2349-2988.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2988.2018.00021.9

Biology of Sugarcane Aphid (Ceratovacuna lanigera) upon Selected Sugarcane Host Plants

Singh Shashi Kant*

Principal, Shrikant Babu Degree College, Kuchaikote, Gopalganj (Bihar)

*Corresponding Author E-mail: shashibabu089@gmail.com

Online published on 7 July, 2018.

Abstract

The sugarcane woolly aphid, Ceratovacuna lanigera has been reported in outbreak proportion from Bihar and eastern Uttarpradesh. The pest breeds on plant of the family Poaceac, but has been also observed on member of Bixaceae, Theaceae and Combretaceae. Integrated pest management involving mainly mechanical and biological control appears to be the best option, especially in the areas of pest ecology and distribution. The role of resistant varieties in managing the pest needs to be carefully evaluated.

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Keywords

Sugarcane aphid, genotype, alate, apterous.

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